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30 Reasons to Celebrate School Libraries

30 Reasons to Celebrate School Libraries | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
We want everyone to take advantage of the resources at their local library. From the American Library Association's Campaign for America's Libraries. Atyourlibrary.Org is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.

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Jay Bansbach's curator insight, June 4, 2013 10:27 AM

Great for program advocacy!

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Swiss Army Librarian » A Few Current Ideas and Trends in Libraries :: Brian Herzog

Swiss Army Librarian » A Few Current Ideas and Trends in Libraries :: Brian Herzog | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
Swiss Army Librarian is a blog by Brian Herzog mostly about library and technology issues relating to public libraries

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, March 15, 2013 10:41 AM

An Awesome Box--what a great, simple idea!  

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The Busy Librarian: So Long, Powerpoint.

The Busy Librarian: So Long, Powerpoint. | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 6, 2013 11:15 AM

Be sure to read the comments!  There are already two more suggestions for presentation tools.

Lorraine 's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:37 PM

Interesting list of alternatives to PowerPoint

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 7, 2013 7:42 PM

Clever way of presenting alternate presentation tools.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Hundreds of Things to Do With Old Books

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Hundreds of Things to Do With Old Books | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 9, 2013 9:18 AM

I want that circulation desk!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 9, 2013 1:19 PM

There are some way awesome ideas here. Recycling is good!

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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - OEDB.org

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - OEDB.org | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.

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New Infographic: A Librarian's Worth – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Infographic: A Librarian's Worth – Stephen's Lighthouse | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
Infographic: A Librarian's Worth. I like this infographic called: “A Librarian's Worth“. My only quibble is that the question. “What's a librarian worth?” is implied. The only answer is PRICELESS! ;-) ...
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Be a Leader | Scholastic.com

Be a Leader | Scholastic.com | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
Become a school leader—without leaving the classroom.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 5, 2013 8:40 AM

11 Great Tips on how to be a leader in your school or library!

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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it

We love Teacher Librarians! This infographic is created by Mia MacMeekin.


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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:23 PM

The Librarian...the most diversified teacher of all!

Christine Margocs's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:14 PM

Great for the library website!

Ana María Correa's curator insight, February 25, 2014 10:59 AM

A really lovely infographic that brings it all home...

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The Best Fictional Libraries in Pop Culture

The Best Fictional Libraries in Pop Culture | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
Here at Flavorpill, we're always on the lookout for a great library -- even if that library happens to be fictional. So we've sifted through literature, film, and television to bring you ten of the...

 

Here are ten of the best libraries ever imagined~ the best fictional libraries in pop culture, from films like Sandman, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and Beauty and the Beast, and many others: http://flavorwire.com/366500/the-best-fictional-libraries-in-pop-culture/view-all


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GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's curator insight, February 26, 2013 1:52 AM

Films :  Sandman, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and Beauty and the Beast

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Derek's Blog » MLEs – library space

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Esther Casey's curator insight, June 3, 2013 4:56 AM

Libraries have the potential to significantly enhance the development of life-long learners through excellent provision of expertise, resources and spaces.  There are some great NZ examples referred to in this post.

pru's curator insight, June 7, 2013 9:06 PM

There are challenges for school libraries in balancing these spaces, particularly collection space. Once the overriding priority, have we gone too far in rationalising physical collection space and thus risked devaluing what is part of a library's unique value? Of course making virtual collections visible in our space is also important.

Sandra Mason's curator insight, June 9, 2013 7:56 PM

A 'now' library!

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14 Handy Tips on How to Better Use Google Images

14 Handy Tips on How to Better Use Google Images | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
This is the fifth guide I created in a series of several posts on how to tap into the educational potential of Google services. Today's topic is Google Images. This is probably among those most used...

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Terri Roberts's curator insight, April 15, 2013 7:43 AM

Great tips for refining Google Images searches. important for teachers and students to know and do, especially free, legal use of images. 

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21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher

21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher

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Communica8GH's curator insight, April 11, 2013 11:07 AM

Wow- great resources! On #1, lingro you can add a website and then get the definition by clicking on any word and it will even speak/pronounce the word,  I haven't been through all 21 yet but will soon and so far, awesome!

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4 Tools To Help Avoid Summer Learning Loss

4 Tools To Help Avoid Summer Learning Loss | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it

Fortunately, devices like tablets and e-readers make taking summer reading with you an easy task. And many app-makers out there have made apps that students (and in some cases, teachers too!) with summer reading.


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Literacy Lockers

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When I was at the Michigan Reading Association a couple weekends ago, I had the privilege to attend Donalyn Miller's luncheon and listen to her speak about reading communities.  I've known Donalyn ...

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, April 10, 2013 4:40 PM

For those of you who have lockers at school.  Students could also add these to Edmodo, Moodle, or in our case, their Google Sites!

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:03 AM

Great idea to share with our reading crew who are always in the Library.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 13, 2013 3:48 AM

Great idea! Have you ever done the toilet door to tell students about new books? You have a targeted audience that have nothing else to read :) I know it's slightly different but just thought I'd mention it. 

 

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Van Meter Library Voice: EdCanvas....A Different Type Of Canvas To Support Learning, Creativity and Education

Van Meter Library Voice: EdCanvas....A Different Type Of Canvas To Support Learning, Creativity and Education | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it

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Thanks, as always, Shannon! 

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:57 PM

Shannon always has the best ideas, and shares them so generously!

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Authors for Libraries

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 20, 2013 11:37 AM

Search here for authors to visit your library, or for great quotes from authors about the importance of libraries!

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4 Reasons You Should Read the Books Your Teens are Reading ~ Bruce Van Horn

4 Reasons You Should Read the Books Your Teens are Reading ~ Bruce Van Horn | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
RT @BruceVH: People, especially teens, don't care how much you know until they know how much you care http://t.co/9eVrBZOGpl #leadership #parenting
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Read just to read...enjoy the experience AND the conversation!

 

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Who Needs a Librarian When You Have Google? | The Daring ...

Who Needs a Librarian When You Have Google? | The Daring ... | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
Who else but the librarian is going to teach attribution and Creative Commons? Who else but the librarian is going to be able to filter through millions of research results, then curate and create a playlist of amazing resources ...
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Librarians love GOOGLE, too....BUT, we want to empower learners to maximize the benefits of it, not be lost in the vast world of inaccurate abd overwhelming information that lacks crediblity.  Librarains can help you make the connections. Let them (us) be your guide to ethical information in an efficient way.   

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The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content

The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
There's so much information online just begging to be curated: news, social media, images, video, websites... the list goes on. Reading great content from my favorite blogs and websites is one of m...

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Who Needs a Librarian Sign

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Graphic design by Gwyneth Jones and Background by Valeriana Solaris

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Brenda McPherson Fry's comment, April 27, 2013 12:02 PM
Love it! Love it!
GwynethJones's comment, April 27, 2013 12:37 PM
YAY! Thanks!
Deborah Welsh's curator insight, April 28, 2013 9:42 PM

Perfect analogy. 

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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users.

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L2_S2S's curator insight, April 14, 2013 5:42 PM

Are you using Pinterest in your library? How are you using it? How is it helping you to serve your students' needs?

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, April 15, 2013 12:24 PM
I'm using it for PLN but to be honest I prefer scoop.it. Looking forward to watching how to use it in school for academic research. I hope that I will start to find it more useful.
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 15, 2013 12:26 PM

Interesting ways to use Pinterest for academic purposes. Will have to look more closely at this. 

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13 Digital Citizenship Terms Teachers Need to Know ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

13 Digital Citizenship Terms Teachers Need to Know ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, April 13, 2013 7:45 AM

The boundaries between the virtual and real world are almost diminishing as more and more technology is being integrated into our lives. A quick glance at our students' lifestyles is enough to provide you with a clear picture of how digitally focused they are . As teachers entrusted with helping these digital natives flourish and thrive in friendly and healthy learning environments, we are also responsible for teaching them the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use.

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Common Core Literacy Standards: Portrait of College & Career Readiness or Habits of Mind

Common Core Literacy Standards: Portrait of College & Career Readiness or Habits of Mind | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
I am an idealist. I am an optimist. I credit my optimism for carrying me in times of trial and grief. I look for the best in people and in situations. I believe positivism generates enthusiasm and ...

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Seven Free Web Tools for File Sharing

Seven Free Web Tools for File Sharing | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it

File-sharing tools serve multiple purposes in the world of education. They allow you to share files of nearly any size with anyone or store them in a cloud drive so you can easily access them wherever you are. They also encourage collaboration, often allowing multiple people to edit a document in real-time


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 11, 2013 5:27 AM

Great selection of tools especially for teachers to use to collaborate with colleagues for the planning of classroom programs and other activities.